Vineyards


Vineyards are history

“The vineyard is history, the names of the hills remain, unchanged over time. You can search out, visit and physically touch a vineyard… always. ” Marcello Ceretto

Previously – the crus and estate-owned vineyards “It took us 40 years to acquire estate vineyards, because no one sells the best vineyards; the problem was splitting them up, and also vineyards are considered an historical asset, inalienabile, unlikely to be sold. At the beginning of the 60s, we had already decided what we wanted, following the Veronlleian indications of the cru, and we were looking for the most important vineyards: if we couldn’t buy the land, we would buy the grapes, telling the land-owner that if the wanted to sell it in the future, we would be interested. We produced wine for 10, even 15 years with grapes that weren’t ours, and then, one vineyard at a time, because of tiredness, or the owner was getting old and the children didn’t want to know about it, we would buy the land”. Bruno Ceretto

Today – A revolution in the vineyard: organic and diodynamic agriculture
“Sustainable agriculture is a new starting point for us, that sees us taking on new goals with renewed enthusiasm. Respecting the land on which we walk and the fruits it offers means respecting ourselves, and safeguarding everyone’s health.

It also means producing a healthy and good wine. I want to be a leader, in my land, of the new culture of organics. It feels like the right choice.” Alessandro Ceretto

In 2010 we started to implement an an organic approach on all estate-owned vineyards (160 hectares), obtaining Certification with the vintage 2015. In parallel, we have also applied biodynamic principles in Barolo and Barbaresco: today all our cru (20 ha), are treated biodynamically, to which we have added the Monsordo Bernardina Estate vineyards, for a total of approx. 30 ha. Given the positive results coming from our initial analysis, iour aim for the future is for all our vineyards to be farmed biodynamically, with the timeframe, analysis and continual review that this approach requires.

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